Biological control of fungal infection in yams using lactic acid bacteria
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What is it about?
Fungal infections caused by usarium species are common in yams. use of chemical pesticides is being discouraged bacuse of possible toxicity to consumers. Biological control offers a safe method of post harvest control of Fusarium infection in yams. Lactobacillus nygmai was found to be an effective inhibitor of this fungus.
Why is it important?
Biological control of infestation during post harvest storage of yams offers a safe alternative for prolonging the shelf life of this food crop
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